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Archives Small Business Loans July 21, 2020

Back in May, House Bill 1043, a bipartisan effort by the NC General Assembly and which was signed into law by Governor Cooper, appropriated an additional $125 million to the Golden LEAF “North Carolina Rapid Recovery Loan Program.” H.B. 1043 was aimed at providing aid to North Carolina’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Loans made from the program to small businesses

Protection for Reopening Businesses June 26, 2020

The North Carolina General Assembly passed two bills that will help our state’s economy recover from the devastating impact of COVID-19 and Governor Cooper’s shutdown. These bills would not only limit lawsuits that could be filed against organizations and businesses who reopen legally during the coronavirus pandemic but also adds protections for doing so in North Carolina. Both HB 118 (COVID-19

Managing Coronavirus in 2020 June 10, 2020

State House members took important steps to help the state elections board prepare for a likely increase in absentee voting. While 4 to 5 percent of voters typically vote absentee by mail, North Carolina elections officials estimated we could see that number rise to 30 or 40 percent. In response, legislators rightly amended a bill to provide oversight of absentee

Reopening: Phase Two June 2, 2020

With Phase Two well on its way, many wonder what this means for North Carolinians as our state slowly returns to normalcy. Phase One removed the distinctions between essential and non-essential businesses and allowed retail businesses to open at 50% capacity while complying with CDC distancing guidelines. Phase Two, which began on May 22nd, showed greater movement. Here are the distinctives in